Dream Interpretation Smoking | Dream Meanings
It is very common for ex-smokers to dream about smoking. This type of a dream could be called wish fulfillment or a compensatory dream.
The smoker misses smoking. He can not smoke during the day, and therefore he smokes in his dreams.
If you are dreaming about being surrounded by other people’s smoke, you may be experiencing some confusion and anxiety in daily life or in regard to a particular situation. Smoke or smoking usually depletes people of energy and hampers ones ability to think clearly and act directly with the issues at hand. See also: Cigarettes
If you dream that you are smoking a cigarette, then this represents -sabotage and that you are allowing yourself ingest negative energy that is toxic, unhealthy, and dangerous for you. Smoking in a dream also represents a deeper need for a healthy way to relax and unwind, and to step out from behind the smoke screen and to start anew. See Cigarette.
1. Playing a role, putting up a “smoke screen” to keep others away.
2. If smoking a cigarette, one may want to give the habit up.
3. If smoking is enjoyable, one is trying to escape cares, pressures.
4. Phallic symbol.
A frequent dream symbol when the dreamer has stopped smoking. Otherwise see Pipe, Smoke.
Vision: If you are the one smoking: you are dissatisfied with yourself and the world. Smoking in smoke-free areas: you are bent on getting your own way, regardless of the consequences. Watching others smoke: someone’s behavior is bothering you. Offering cigarettes to someone: you are getting closer to a person you have admired for a long time. Depth Psychology: See Cigar, Smoke, Tobacco.
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Cigarette smoking is a hotbed of controversy in today’s society, such that the symbolic meaning attached to it can be complicated.
The media has always portrayed smoking as glamorous and sexy, though that is changing. Those who smoke may have a relationship with their smoking that runs the gamut from frustratingly addictive to apathetically indifferent to the consequences. Health-conscious nonsmoking individuals can be quite virulent in their objections, and many states and cities have banned smoking in public places altogether. Given these radically different perspectives, if a cigarette features prominently in your dream, you must use your own associations with smoking to arrive at an accurate interpretation. No matter what your personal focus is, the health risks associated with smoking make the symbolic meaning connect to making choices that are not impacted by your knowledge of the consequences.
The factor of addiction is an important element to consider. Smoking can represent any choice in life that is not healthy, but is difficult to avoid.
Smoking in a dream, especially if you are not a smoker, may point to worrying or the presence of unexpressed anger.
Anxiety; something controlling our decisions— habits; sometimes connects with hidden sexual desires.
(see also Cigar / Cigarette)
(1) Smoking may be a substitute for other satisfactions, or a mechanism whereby we blot out certain things (e.g. emotions: fears, anger, etc.) from consciousness, and the dream may be telling us something about these things. (See Introduction, page 24).
(2) Alternatively, the dream may be asking us to question the self- image that our smoking helps to create or confirm.